A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


Prairieville Man to Serve 21 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Charges

          On June 14, 2018, Franklin Darville of 39248 Germany Rd. Prairieville, LA., age 27, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Darville was…READ MORE

St. Amant Man Pleads Guilty After Attempting to Sell Food Stamps

          On June 11, 2018, Jeremy Faggard of 13098 Leo Lambert Rd. St. Amant, LA., age 36, pled guilty to Unauthorized Use of Food Stamp Coupons. Faggard was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over this matter…READ MORE